Rice Moth

Category: OLI Minimum Life Cycle: 42 days.
Distribution: General feeders on rice, cocoa, biscuits, and seeds.
Biology:
Eggs - 100 to 200 eggs laid near produce.
Larvae - Spin threads as they feed forming dense webbing.
Pupae - Found in food.
Adults - Non feeding; one to two weeks.

Rice Moth (Corcyra cephalonica). The rice moth is similar in size to the Indianmeal moth, but is much less common. The larvae are general feeders and prefer warm climates (Figure 7).

(Slide and top caption from USDA ARS Acrid. Handbook No. 500.)

illustration of a rice moth

Figure 7. Rice moth.